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Simulation of silicon-based solar cells using finite element analysis (FEA)
Contributor:Schenken, Will; Airuoyo, Idemudia; Collins, Reuben
Amorphous silicon (a-Si) and crystalline silicon (c-Si) are some of the most commonly used materials in modern solar cells due to their abundance, inexpensiveness, and performance in photovoltaics. New designs are being ...
Study of optical absorption and quality of amorphous silicon and nanocrystalline silicon thin films using photothermal deflection spectroscopy and electron spin resonance
Contributor:Salazar, Anthony; Theingi, San; Klafehn, Grant; Airuoyo, Idemudia; Rideout, Rex; Kendrick, Chito; Collins, Reuben; Taylor, Craig
Characterization of amorphous silicon and silicon nanoparticle films using variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry
Contributor:Valentine, Clare; Klafehn, Grant; Airuoyo, Idemudia; Kendrick, Chito; Furtak, Thomas; Collins, Reuben
Incorporation of silicon nanoparticles into silicon based solar cells
Contributor:Grovogui, Jann; Kendrick, Chito; Collins, Reuben
In this project, silicon based solar cells were developed using active layers that consisted of Amorphous Silicon as well as Silicon Nanoparticles (Silicon Quantum Dots). The ultimate goal of this project was to fabricate ...
Raman characterization of ZnO and Si nanowires
Contributor:Whalen, Jessica; Collins, Reuben; Furtak, Thomas
Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) have gained favor recently for low production cost and potential for roll-to-roll flexible substrates. Though efficiency is fundamentally less than commercial PVs, low production temperature ...
Successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction for organic/inorganic interfaces
Contributor:Hunt, Heather; Collins, Reuben; Furtak, Thomas
Zinc oxide is a promising material for use in organic electronics, particularly organic photovoltaics (OPVs). ZnO has a large band gap around 3.3 eV, has a high electron mobility, is non-toxic, and can be processed using ...
Raman spectroscopy of silicon quantum dots
Contributor:Rachel, Kurchin; Kendrick, Chito; Collins, Reuben; Furtak, Thomas
Silicon quantum dots are synthesized and studied extensively by REMRSEC, but they have not thus far had a fast and reliable way to characterize them. In this work, Raman spectroscopy is employed to study dots in varying ...
Optical spectroscopy of hybrid organic/inorganic solar cell materials
Contributor:Cruz, Jose; Chen, Gang; Otnes, Gaute; Kendrick, Chito; Furtak, Tom; Collins, Reuben
Although global energy demands are satisfied by fossil fuels, environmental sustainability is not possible. Due to a need for clean, renewable energy resources, we explored using inorganic photovoltaics as a primary resources ...
Developing a process for studying annealing effects on mobilities in silicon quantum dots
Contributor:Adachi, Eleanor; Airuoyo, Idemudia John; Krishna, Lakshmi; Collins, Reuben
Functionalization of silicon quantum dots and deposition into silicon nanowire arrays
Contributor:Reinhardt, Biidaaban; Klafehn, Grant; Anderson, Ryan; Collins, Reuben